From Eleven To Twenty One

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My beautiful granddaughter enjoyed her eleventh birthday party yesterday. The lovely Louisa posted a set of photographs on Facebook. Here is one.

I spent much of the day scanning my negatives from Louisa’s 21st birthday party in May 2003, which traditionally took place on the lawn at Lindum House. With a few additions, the guests were those who had enjoyed such events for a number of years.

Of course, a Bouncy Castle was an essential requirement.

That year there was the addition of sumo suits, wrestling in which was continued in the castle. Louisa’s first opponent was Layla.

Later, she took on Sam, and a number of others joined in when battle continued inside.

I took a breather in order to enjoy the flowers.

Louisa produced my album from her 11th birthday party and all these young adults enjoyed reminiscing as the book was passed around.

Derrick and Louisa

Someone else took this photograph, so I scanned the print.

Tesco chicken jalfrezi and rice is not bad, but not as good, and nowhere near as plentiful, as Jackie’s. I know, because that is what we dined on this evening, followed by donuts and Wagon Wheels. I drank Concha y Toro reserva Casillero del Diablo Cabernet Sauvignon 2016.

 

69 thoughts on “From Eleven To Twenty One

  1. Is that you sans beard? And whats with the NIKE? You told me you were a New Balance man? Have you been honest with me?Might find and scan my daughters 21st, that was a hoot. The police came three times apparently……..

  2. Your granddaughter and her friend are beautiful – such happy smiles! And Louisa’s birthday party looks like a great time. I had to zoom in on the foot to see what you had titled it. It was, appropriately enough, titled “Foot.”

  3. What a beauty she is … and all that potential – bliss! As sounds a supper ending with doughnuts and wagon wheels. France is a gastronomic haven but some things are simply irreplaceable!

  4. What a nice time! The bouncy castle looked cozy and secure. I think I’d want to take a nap in there after the party. You have a beautiful family. Nice flowers, too. πŸ™‚

  5. Today mixed with yesterday’s memories are never so apt as when another year of a young person’s flies by!
    Louisa is and was beautiful, as your 11 year old granddaughter also is radiant with shining eyes and smiling lips! The scenes at both parties look like lots of fun was had by all!! πŸŒΈπŸŽ‰

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